Margaret F.

St. Catharines, ON
Nominated by Peter Ferguson

Volunteered for:

St. Catharines General Hospital

Length of Service:

30 hours per month for 24 years

Volunteered for:

St. Catharines Museum

Length of Service:

20 hours per month for 20 years

Volunteered for:

St. Catharines Children's Museum

Length of Service:

30 hours per month for 6 years

February 28, 2014

Marg Ferguson is the St. Catharines Museum's oldest and longest serving volunteer, having started in 1989 when the Museum was located in Merritton in the St. Catharines area.
At that time there were only two or three regular volunteers and she has helped out in many areas of the museum , including doing record keeping, helping with the move to the new museum location, and over the years she has wrapped, packed, filed, "found a home for many displays, made popcorn, helped with the many displays and exhibits. At the opening of the Newfoundland exhibit Marg could be found peeling potatoes and later serving clam chowder soup dressed in bright yellow oilskins.
In addition to this, Marg continues to love to volunteer at the with the auxiliary at the St. Catharines General Hospital, being involved in sewing projects and helping to run bingo at least one a month. To date these two volunteer activities have helped to raise over $90,000 for equipment for the new hospital in St. Catharines. She has won awards for her work at the hospital, as well as City and Provincial recognition for her work at the museum.
Marg's life-long dream was to create a Children's Museum in St.Catharines. With Marg leading the way, her dream came true and in 2004 and she and her late husband, Bob, were awarded the prestigious T. Roy Adams Humanitarian Award for their dedication to service in St. Catharines.
Marg remains young at heart and just recently celebrated her 90th birthday. She is still going strong as she dedicates her time, effort and positive energy to all that she does. She is quite the lady!!

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The National Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $5,000 donation, courtesy of Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network. Each Local Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $500 donation. All Winners will receive a certificate and a spot in the Contest’s “Wall of Fame” here on SaluteToSeniorService.ca in recognition of their outstanding service.

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